TEANECK, NJ – A vehicle collision that ended with one of the cars smashing into a home is currently being investigated by police in Teaneck, New Jersey. The incident occurred on Thursday morning around Sherman and Palmer avenues.
According to initial reports, the driver of a red Ford Explorer crashed into a Nissan Rouge, which subsequently plowed into a nearby residence. Witnesses noted that the driver of the Rouge resided a few houses down from where the accident took place.
Jennifer Zeldin, a community member living in the area, described the driver as a “very nice” individual who works remotely and has two kids and a niece living with her. Shortly after the accident, several teenagers were observed fleeing the scene from the Explorer, though authorities arrested them later.
When the airbags in the Rouge deployed upon impact with the house, locals rushed to the vehicle in an effort to help the driver. Jacob, a Teaneck resident, recalled the chaos at the scene, “I heard my mom just run outside and then I saw 10 people, it was crazy.”
Rescuers employed the jaws of life to extract the injured victim from the Rouge. After the rescue, medics performed CPR and then rushed her to Hackensack University Medical Center due to sustained life-threatening injuries.
The speed limit designated in the neighborhood is 25 mph, but neighbors hint that drivers often violate it and disregard the stop signs.
The investigation is ongoing and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office has been named the lead investigative agency. Further specifics about the incident have not been revealed yet.